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  FOX    Mornings on 2    News; News/Business. New. (CC)  

    December 4, 2013
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♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday san jose fire investigators are getting a better look as the sun comes up of a mobile home gutted by fire. how that may help them locate
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the homeowner. we're live in walnut creek where it is freezing cold. we'll tell you how long this cold snap is supposed to last and where it will hit the hardest. coldest temperatures of the season have arrived. they will stick around a little bit. i will tell you how long, plus if there's snow in the forecast. and a bicyclist is killed in a crash. "mornings on 2" starts now. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." these are live pictures from san jose where fire crews are investigating an early-morning mobile home fire. the blaze destroyed one unit but crews were able to contain it before it damaged others. but there's one big mystery fire investigators are still trying to solve. what that is and why the department is bracing for more fires in the next few days. welcome, once again, to "mornings on 2."
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i'm tori campbell. >> welcome back, tori campbell. >> thank you. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's talk about weather and traffic. steve, i need a heavy coat. >> you and a lot of other people. forest ville, 24 up in the russian river. 23 at two rock. san marrone, 28. boulder creek -- i mean ben low bund, scotts valley, in the 20s. palo alto menlo park, 20. larks spur 31. 32, half moon bay, pacifica and emgranada -- el granada. napa valley, definitely been holding some temperatures up. 30s, 40s there. otherwise it would be much colder. 28 santa rosa, 28 novato. mainly 40s in san francisco. freeze warnings for the north bay. tonight it's for you, me and everybody except for san francisco. i think there will be cold readings in golden gate park. there will be colder readings
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today. it will be nice, sunny. 2 degrees in tahoe. 11 in the mountains. sunny today. but another system may carve itself out and give us snow levels by friday and saturday. more on that in 15 minutes. cold this morning, highs 40s and low 50s or mid-50s for some. warmer temperatures near the water. here's sal. good morning, steve. right now we're looking at a commute that's not all that bad but definitely crowded in san jose as you drive on northbound 280 getting up to highway 17. no major problems. but it is crowded. also the morning commute looks okay at the bay bridge toll plaza. more people on the right-hand side. but for the most part, it's not a long delay. about 15 minutes. nimitz freeway southbound backing up at 238. as you continue to drive south, it gets a little bit better in union city and it slows in fremont. 7:03. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal.
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the investigation continues into an early-morning fire at a san jose mobile home. it started shortly after 2:00 this morning near monterey road and firefighters still have not located the elderly man who lives in the unit. ktvu's katie utehs is live on the scene with the new information about this mobile park. good morning, katie. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i just got off the phone with san jose fire's public information officer. he says now that it is daylight, the plan to move forward, research this mobile home. as you can see, it's completely gutted. early this morning they got through 80% of the home. they still need to search through the kitchen. they hope that will give them more identification or contact info as they try to find the elderly man who lived here. they do not believe he was home at the time of the fire. let me show you some video and some pictures of the flames and smoke coming from the mobile home at casa mobile home park
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along monterey in san jose. the smoke could be seen with 101 -- could be seen from 101. the mobile home where the fire started is completely destroyed, as you've seen. they walked through the gutted home and believe the elderly homeowner was not in the unit at the time. they are still trying to locate him. neighbors are becoming increasingly concerned for their safety. >> this is the third one down the street from us this past year. i mean, this is just shocking to me. >> reporter: joey says there have been three fires that he can recall recently. a power box exploded. another fire was electrical in nature and a palm tree caught fire from a cigarette butt. now, another neighbor says he saw the homeowner yesterday when he helped jump his car. investigators are still looking for him. they've not determined the cause of the fire.
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they do tell me they are likely to see an uptick in fires as it gets colder because people start to use fireplaces and space heaters to stay warm. they want to urge people to be safe when using those items. katie utehs, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, katie. happening now -- many parts of the bay area are slowly starting to thaw out after freezing overnight. steve says even colder temperatures are on the way. ktvu's tara moriarty live in walnut creek. i know it was in the 20s this morning. what's it like out there now? >> reporter: well, steve says it's 27 degrees. i think it's 1 degrees. that's how it feels to me. who is counting? very, very cold out here. it's one of those mornings where you blow your breath and you can see it. it's like you are smoking. this is a coffee shop we've been standing in front of. folks have been scrambling in here to get something hot to drink. at the car dealership, they had
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a lot of frost on the windshields. very, very cold. the freeze hit the north bay the hardest. the chilliest weather has yet to come. tonight and early thursday morning. >> it feels like reno. you have to bundle you for the winter now, winter time. make sure the kids are warm, go in and get some hot tea to warm up a little bit. >> reporter: is it harder to get moving on these cold mornings? >> yeah, a little. >> reporter: were you surprised at how cold it is? >> no, because i've been listening to channel 2 news. [laughter] >> they said cold for the next week. >> reporter: homeless shelters are packed this week, especially in santa rosa where there are an estimated 1,000 homeless people and steve said we could see snow in mt. diablo and mount hamilton but not until this weekend until we see more moisture in the air. live in walnut creek, i'm tara
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moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the bay area hills may actually see snow this weekend. the national weather service says higher elevations may get a dusting of snow saturday and sunday mornings. the same cold air could also dump a foot of snow in the sierra. if you are driving, expect icy roads. freezing temperatures can pose a danger to plants. citrus, you a avocados -- avocados are vulnerable. plants should be taken indoors and covered with a special sheet or blanket. if it's just a regular blanket or sheet, use stakes. it's also a good idea to water plants thoroughly because wet soil holds heat better. church groups in the south bay will be handing out blankets to the homeless today. overnight temperatures are dropping in the 30s. starting at 5:30 this evening, the emergency blanket giveaway will take place in a parking lot across from happy hollow
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park in san jose. more than 7600 people are living on the streets in santa clara county. and steve paulson will be watching the temperatures all morning long to help you get ready for your day. you can also go to ktvu.com where you will find an hour by hour forecast for the area where you live. look for the weather section at the top of our home page. a san jose investigation goes on into the death of a bicyclist killed after being hit by a car last night. it happened about 7:00 as the unidentified man rode his bike on vista park adrive and branham lane. the cyclist was rushed to the hospital but he died a short time later. the driver of the car stayed right there at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. this was san jose's 25th fatality of the year involving a pedestrian or a psychingist. there is a new effort in menlo park to protect bike riders from being harassed by drivers. a proposed ordinance will give bike riders and other victims
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of road rage more access to resources in court. it would also protect other vulnerable people out there on the road like children and disabled people. menlo park city council could get this legislation by january. 7:09. happening now, a house committee is holding a hearing on problems with the rollout of the new healthcare law. these are live pictures from the hearing. many people struggled to sign up for insurance following the launch of the national website in october. but the white house says problems with the site have been fixed and millions of people are expected to sign up for coverage in coming weeks. just as president obama begins a three-week public relations campaign for the new healthcare law, another lawsuit was filed against the affordable care act. the university of notre dame filed a religious challenge to the healthcare overhall, saying the -- overhaul, saying the requirement that the health plans cover birth control
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violates roman teachings. this is one of more than 80 lawsuits attacking the law on religious grounds. it will be the supreme court who decides if employers can refuse to offer benefits under the law. but that ruling is not expected into well next year. some legal experts say people hear in california should pay close attention to the provisions of the bankruptcy protection just granted for the city of detroit. the judge in that case ruled that detroit can impose cuts to the pension plans of employees. that ruling comes as a bankrupt california city, san bernardino, is considering a legal showdown with cal piers -- calpirs. the ooles ruling does --. they are not giving hope. why there's new hope for a san
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jose pilot and his family missing since sunday in idaho. new information about the palo alto man detained in north korea. turns out there's more to his story than we first realized. >> right now we're looking at the san mateo bridge in case you want to use it as an alternate to the bay bridge and actually right now, it's good. it's not as windy as it was yesterday. the traffic is moving well. skies are clear. it will be a nice day just not very warm. i will tell you about the forecasted highs and how cold it got. maybe colder. all of the details -- coming up.
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welcome back. time now, 7:14. we have new information about 85-year-old merel newman of palo alto who has been detained for more than a month in north korea. during the korean war, mr. newman led a unit of guerrilla
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fighters. mr. newman reportedly reached out to surviving members of his former unit before his trip and planned to meet some of them in south korea. this new information comes after north korea released video of newman apologizing for war crimes committed during the korean war. also new this morning, vice president joe biden is in china. second stop of his week-long trip to asia. here's some new video of the vice president meeting with china's vice president. he also met with china's president. one area of tension between the two nations, china's recent declaration of a new air defense zone over disputed islands in the south china sea. both the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's declaration. it is 7:15. former santa clara county supervisor george shirikawa is
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scheduled to appear in court on suspicion of campaign mail fraud. he was sentenced for a year in jail for misusing public money. this afternoon, he faces an additional fell now count accused of selling illegal mailers to discredit a candidate when she ran for san jose city council in 2010. she just ran papers to file against javier campos, the man who won in 2010. the rematch will take place in the june primary for the district 5 council seat which is in san jose's east side. the illegal campaign mailers were sent to members of the vietnamese community and were designed to make her look like a communist. the napa city council voted to repeal a controversial medical marijuana ordinance. three years ago, the city voted to allow a medical marijuana dispensary to open in the city. it never happened because of conflicts with federal laws. well, last night the city council voted in favor of the repeal saying the dispensary
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would have made it easier for teenagers to get marijuana. the. the richmond city council took the first step towards banning electronic cigarettes in public places. e-cigarettes use batteries to heat a liquid solution that contains nicotine and other chemicals and turns into a vapor and the user inhales the vail her -- vapor. some say smoking is just not a healthy habit. >> we're trying to be a healthy city. part of that is sends the message that smoking is not okay. >> this was just the first step here. the richmond city council is expected to take a second vote on the idea after the first year of the can -- first of the year. it will take a few months after the approval for the plan to become law. home prices in many east bay cities are way up this year. the website realtor.com calls oakland the number one turnaround town.
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that's because the median sales price for homes skyrocketed 63%. data quick says the average oakland price is $450,000. prices in pittsburg are up 54% to $270,000. and homes in oakley have an average selling price of $303,000. that's up 38%. tonight, san jose's civic auditorium will officially get a new name. the 77-year-old building recently underwent a $15 million face-lift and this evening, wynonna judd will perform at the ceremony celebrating the new name called city national. and this is also the 50th anniversary of the night a young singer by the name of barbra streisand sang at the san jose civic. i'm sure she did a wonderful job. >> i'm sure she did. 7:18. hey sal, everybody banking for
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you in the south bay. >> we're starting there. we're starting in the south bay. a lot of people trying to get to san jose. we'll start with 237. as you drive in from milpitas to the northern part of san jose here, you can see traffic is a little bit slow now. driving over to sunnyvale, most people try to get over to 101 at this point. it's crowded but we haven't had any major issues as far as crashes or stalled vehicles. let's move along and take a look at the westbound bay bridge. it's more crowded now. backed up for a 20, 25-minute delay before you actually make it on the bridge. this morning's commute is okay on 880. i've drawn some lines to show you where the slow traffic is, but it's going to be a typical slow. san mateo bridge approach also is kind of slow. when you get over the to the peninsula, 101 at 92 crowded. 280 is a better bet for you. getting word of a crash on highway 4 westbound to southbound 680, that one just came in moments ago. let's go to steve. >> all right, sal.
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thank you. sunrise over the big city. 20s and 30s out there. i believe it's tianna on twitter. 32 in moraga. pittsburg, 31. there's a lot of 30s near the coast. cold this morning, even colder tomorrow morning. tomorrow morning will be i think the coldest morning and then we'll focus on our attention on not only rain but very low snow levels late friday into saturday. we could see snowflakes coming down most at sea level. we'll see. it looks very interesting for late friday and saturday. let me tackle today and tomorrow. a little bit of a breeze for some. especially out towards brentwood and antioch. holding the temperature up. also the east bay hills. there's been a little bit of a breeze. otherwise it would be much cooler. it will be sunny for everyone. temperatures will drop off the table really fast. 24 in forestville. 22 two rockefeller. san ramon, 28. felton, boulder creek, all a
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bunch of 20s in the santa cruz mountains. larkspur at 31. palo alto, 30. 36 half moon bay. 28 santa rosa. a little breeze will hold some of these up. walnut creek, 28. there is the breeze near fairfield. joel had 26 at will le glen. i believe -- at willow glen. we'll all be on the freeze morning. i still think golden gate park will be near freezing tomorrow. we have clear skies. it's 2 in tahoe. 11 in reno. 20s in mendocino county. lake county. lakeport made it down to 20. look how everything is there and then we'll see a stronger system coming down. that definitely bears watching for friday. we could have some low snow levels. cold air is in place. 20s inland. breezy at times for a few. it looks like napa valley and out to parts of the east bay. low 50s, petaluma is in there. sausalito, 54.
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brentwood, antioch, oakley, livermore, all low 50s. 54 alameda. 53 san jose to 52 gilroy which is 27. 51 woodside which is 28 this morning. daly city, 52. half moon bay 53. pacifica made it down to 52. cold tomorrow and then increasing clouds on friday. there could be snow down to very low levels late friday into saturday. it's coming up on 7:22. the family of a 13-year-old girl is asking for help in finding her. >> the note she left her parents and what she was last seen doing. also, a surprise in the sky. the message seattle seahawks fans will have for 49er fans during this sunday's big game.
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their own line at airport checkpoints. they also don't have to take off shoes or coats or take out laptops or liquids. it does cost $85 to enroll for five years and you need your photo and fingerprints taken. sites will be opening in new york and l.a. 7:24. some delta airlines passengers are furious. the airline bumped them in favor of a college basketball team. now, on sunday, a maintenance problem ground the charter plane for the florida gators basketball team. delta canceled a flight, gave that plane to the basketball players. some 50 passengers on the commercial flight had to make alternate plans. one of the travelers rebooked on a later flight and ended up missing a funeral. >> i don't think a team of any find now, the president, maybe but not -- not basketball or
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baseball or football team, no. >> delta apologized and gave vouchers for future lights for the flargs. last night, the golden state warriors pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in pro basketball history. >> curry. flies by! it's good! >> pretty cool. curry completed the miracle comeback. they won it 112-103. it was amazing since the warriors were down by 27 points in the third quarter. it was the 7th largest comeback in nba history. 49er fans getting ready for this weekend's big game against the seattle seahawks and some seattle fans are planning a stunt for sunday's showdown. they pulled money to fly a go, hacks banner during the game at
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candle still park. they plan to show the banner for 15 minutes. you can watch the game right here on ktvu channel 2. the kickoff is set for 1:25 sunday afternoon. 7:26. more problems for city college of san francisco. the big issue driving students away and what the college is doing about it? we're live in milpitas where police have a mystery on their hands. a kid possibly kidnapped at a bus stop. what we're learning about the surveillance video. we're looking at the traffic on the east bay commute. you can see the traffic is a little bit slow in some areas. find out where other spots are slowing down. if you are up in petaluma, 22. it's darned cold. there are a lot of 20s around. it will be sunny. how long will this last and we could see very low snow levels. i will tell you when.
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good morning. live pictures from walnut creek. it looks like a little bit of sunrise off to the right in mt. diablo where the temperature, bone-chilling 28 degrees. it's only gonna get colder by the end of the week. we could see a few snowflakes on mt. diablo. but there's already some big- time snow? the sierra. claudine wong will have -- big-
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time snow in the sierra. claudine wong will have a report on that coming up. good morning. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. steve, you warned us about this. >> petaluma, 22. not only west petaluma but also near town. i saw two readings of that. occidental checked in at 22. alamo, 26. i've seen that in la fayette. felton. menlo park 29. larkspur is at 31. el cerrito, 38. berkeley, 37. walnut creek, 26. reading officially at santa rosa 28. any breeze at all. even if it's two or three miles an hour, sfo, it's held up at 44, not far away you can find 40s. san bruno, 36. freeze warning is out for the north bay. it might as well be for everybody. let's face it. tonight, excluding san francisco. i think there will be free
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freezing temperatures. clear skies for us. it will be sunny. that's the good news. it's nice. a very fast-moving system coming. we'll keep an eye on that for friday. today and tomorrow, the nights and mornings will be darned cold or crazy cold. highs today, upper 40s to mainly low 50s for most. here's sal. good morning. we're looking at traffic that has been a little bit slower in the last 15, 20 minutes. it's been slowing down at the toll plaza. there's a rather -- it's not a huge delay but you will be waiting for 15, 20 minutes as you drive through. the morning commute is not too bad here on the san mateo bridge. it is a nice-looking drive. no major problems on the span heading out to the peninsula. we talked about highway 4 last time. westbound highway 4 on the ramp. a crash has been clearing. traffic in the area on highway 4 is slow for almost the entire way between antioch and the concord area. there's a couple of breaks.
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not really a lot. southbound 680 slows at 42. back to the desk. still no signs of a woman in milpitas last seen being taken away by a man at a bus stop. while police are not sure this is an abduction, they are treating this as a worst-case scenario. ktvu's janine de la vega is in milpitas where investigators have talked to witnesses and they are checking surveillance video. >> reporter: yes, dave. police say they haven't received any tips this morning that have helped them with this possible kidnapping case. their best lead is the surveillance video that was captured by an a.c. transit bus that -- of a struggle between a man and a woman that happened here. police say the video from the bus is helpful for their investigation and they spent last night reviewing it to see if it can help them identify the man or the woman. officers say the bus driver called 911 at around 6:00 last night after he saw an asian man approach an asian woman sitting
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at the bus stop on east calaveras boulevard across from city hall. he told investigators there was a physical struggle and that continued as the man took the woman into the bushes of a nearby business complex. chp helicopter searched the area including the creek by using infrared technology. but nobody was found. >> obviously anyone that witnessed the incident would be encouraged to call the milpitas police department. as of right now, the only person we've spoken to is the bus driver. there was one person on the bus who witnessed what had occurred. they were only able to provide a vague account of what happened due to their seating on the bus. >> reporter: police may release the video to the media to help their case. they are hoping if anyone saw anything, they will come forward. officers are reaching out to police agencies to see if they have any new missing persons cases. investigators say this appears to be an isolated incident but they are treating it as a
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serious matter. at this point, they just don't know if this woman was taken against her will. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. in about 30 minutes, the search resumes in idaho for missing san jose pilot dale smith and his family in the rugged idaho wilderness. on sunday, smith was piloting his plane. he was accompanied by by his two children and their spouses when the plane went missing over a rule part of central idaho. smith reported having engine problems during a flight from oregon to montana. smith is the co-founder of a data storage firm. his business partner says he's also a humanitarian. >> he uses that airline to transfer dentists and doctors down to mexico to help underprivileged people down there. >> yesterday, searchers detected a signal but haven't been able to pinpoint the exact
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location. a family in pleasanton is asking for hemp to find a -- help to find a 13-year-old girl who walked out of her home early sunday morning. police tell ktvu they are concerned because of her young age and she was last seen with three males. investigators got a tip from a friend of ana elizarraras. according to the tip, the 8th grader may be in the san jose area. his father says his daughter left a note apologizing for causing trouble for her parents. >> anna, it's not your fault. it's nobody's fault. we just want you back at home. >> ana's family said she was bullied on social media and is currently enrolled in independent studies. police say she's not made contact with any friends or family on social media which she normally uses on a regular basis. she's 5'5", weighs about 130 pounds. she has black hair and brown
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eyes. last seen getting into a four- door coupe. that car is a newer model and dark brown. anyone with information is asked to call pleasanton police. as city college faces its own issues with accreditation, enrollment numbers are also down. brian flores is live in san francisco to explain why students are shying away from enrolling. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. enrollment began a couple of weeks ago. what used to be a busy time is a time of uncertainty for students. many are trying to decide whether to attend this college or look into other options. full-time enrollment has dropped 26% from this time last year which roughly equates to 2,000 less students. the university cite as few factors. first the paid state enrollment system, students would need to pay before enrolling. the second a printed schedule. the lack of a interpred schedule is a major factor in
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declining enrollment. but the third and the one we've been reporting on is the uncertainty of the college's accreditation. the commission in charge of the colleges can voted last summer to terminate the college's accreditation because it wasn't in compliance with standard. we spoke to a student who said some students are unsure what to do. >> a lot of people have been talking about enrolling next semester and continuing with their programs. but i did see a little animosity among some students in the art departments. they were a little bit afraid to pay up front and stay in school. >> reporter: meantime, the commission itself also facing some challenges. it's coming from a series of lawsuits and injunctions. the latest one coming late last month from the city and the teacher's union asking to block the commission's decision. one filed in august by den necessary herrera. the lawsuit claims the decisions were bias and didn't control conflicts of interest.
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the hearing is scheduled for sometime later this month. the department of education also releasing a recent report basically stating the commission has not received educator confidence which is a requirement. the college is moving forward. you can keep track tst progress on a -- of the progress. on the website. back to you. happening today, a man suspected of killing another man over a video game system in san francisco is due no in court. the system, ronnie collins is accused of the fatal shooting of 22-year-old ikenna on sunday in the bayview district. ikenna posted an onlined a for a playstation -- online ad for a playstation. also later today, the suspect in the l.a.x. shooting rampage will also make
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his first court appearance. 23-year-old paul ciancia will be at a san bernardino county jail. he's being held in federal custody, accused of walking into terminal 3 last month and killing a tsa officer and wounding three other people. investigators say he had a vendetta against the federal government. 7:39. the autopsy on paul walker is complete and the results are expected sometime today. this is new video of the crash that killed walker and his close friend, roger rodas on saturday afternoon. people familiar with the car two people were in say it's extremely dangerous to drive and hard to control. the families of both men have provided dental records. police say this will help identify the bodies and will profid the official -- provide the official word on who was driving. walker's publicist says walker was the passenger. universal pictures will donate proceeds from the dvd sales of "fast and furious 6" to walker's charity. he helped reach out worldwide
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after the earthquake in 2010. the organization provides skilled classes. it is 7:40. we're still following developing news in the south bay this morning. crews on the scene of a mobile home fire in san jose. we'll update the search underway for the homeowner in a live report at 8:00. this cold weather makes many think of skiing and snowboarding. we'll find out what the conditions are like up in the mountains -- next. san mateo bridge traffic looking pretty good as you head out to the high rise. but the freeways are beginning to slow down. if you are still inside and looking out the window, it looks like a beautiful day. it is. it's darned cold out there. how cold will it get? if i can impart one lesson to a
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initially the stock market opened lower this morning after a strong employment report raised expectations. stock is now in positive territory after data showed sales of new single family homes recorded their biggest increase in nearly 33 1/2 years in october. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is up 24. the nasdaq up 11. s&p up 2. i'm just checking right now. stes law's stock is currently down 2.5% in early trading. that's after shares jumped 16.5% yesterday. ive vesters were reacting to the german safety -- investors were reacting to the german safety regulation saying the model s is safe despite three
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recent fires. tesla's stock is still down 28% from the all time high, but up 305% from this time last year. black friday and cyber monday, mixed messages about this year's holiday spending patterns. according to the national retail federation, mesh shoppers have finished about 32% of all of their gift buying. that's slightly higher than the average. inshore shopping -- in-store shopping was down but online shopping was up. 7:45. happening today at the white house, president obama will talk about the economy this morning. he will focus on the income gap between the rich and the poor. he will say that income in equality and shrinking economic mobility are a fundamental threat to the american dream. he will also call for increasing the minimum wage. he's due to speak at 8:15 this
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morning. ktvu will provide coverage of his remarks right here on "mornings on 2." about 1.3 million unemployed americans could lose federal jobless benefits starting january 1st. emergency jobless benefits for long-term unemployed people are due to expire at the end of the year unless congress appears to extend it. that doesn't seem likely right now, especially since many republicans are against it. the federal unemployment insurance kicks in for laid-off workers who use up the standard six months of state-funded compensation. 7:46. it looks like human error could be to blame for last sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. a rail workers' union says the engineer, william rockefeller, admitted to losing focus and was in a daze seconds before the crash. the train derailed after hitting a curve at 82 miles an hour, three times the speed limit. investigators have eliminated
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mechanical failures as the cause and are now focusing on the crew. >> it was a shock to me. he was stunned. he tried to correct it as fast as he could. >> rockefeller said he slammed on the brakes, five seconds before the train went off the trail, killing four people and injuring dozens. the results of drug tests are still spending. bart's unions say the board was legally obligated to either accept for reject the total contract, not just eliminate that expensive paid family leave clause. >> cannot refuse to ratify a total package agreement for an improper purpose or without good cause. >> a lawsuit is gonna delay a
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resolution to this contract dispute which has already gone on far too long, for months, if not longer. >> legal experts say this lawsuit is certain to add more tension to an already heated labor dispute. >> no question that the filing of a lawsuit sort of ups the ante in terms of tension. but the fact is there's no lawful impediment for the families at any time -- parties at any time to go back to the table and reach an agreement. >> the unions are not ruling out striking again and shutting down the entire b.a.r.t. system for the third time this year. >> i know someone -- many people who don't want that but especially sal castanedo. you were so busy the last few dames there was a b.a.r.t. strike. >> yeah, and i felt bad for some of the people writing me stories like i can't get to work. taking me three hours to get to work. i feel bad for people. good morning. let's take a look at what we have now. right now, traffic is doing well. we just checked in with the
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b.a.r.t. system. no delays on the trains that are running. san mateo bridge traffic, we told you we would tell you the about the bridge and also getting to it. as we go to the maps. it's slow on 92 from 880. i can put that on the maps for you. 92 is slow coming in from 880. but 880 is slow past the dumbarton bridge exit and into fremont. we're sold out there. once you get to the peninsula, 101 is slow. 280 does have a little bit of slow traffic after san bruno. moving along and taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, that's a 15 to 20-minute delay before you make it on the span. let's go to steve. i do my best to answer all of you. if you have a weather question, i will answer that as quell. i get a little busy sometimes.
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clear and cold, breezy for -- heard from brody out there near clayton. 36. he made that breeze is cuts right through me. napa valley, antioch, brentwood, oakley, there's been a breeze. other locations, it's in the 20s. the temperatures will drop fast tonight, really fast. tomorrow will be colder. it will be sunny today. cobb mountain up in lake county, 18 this morning. petaluma is 22. i saw two readings on that. bubba the tortoise who tweets me once in a while says he's not happy. don't you realize i'm a desert tortoise? this is too cold. ben low bund, 24. scotts valley is in there. menlo park 29 and soquel and santa cruz are 30. 27 walnut creek, fairfield held up because of a breeze. same for vacaville. 28 santa rosa. 24 occidental. i think i saw sebastopol was 24
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degrees. napa valley has had a breeze. 36 now in half moon bay. san jose at 34. 26 at willow glen. freeze warning for the north bay. it might as well be everybody. tonight it will be except for san francisco. although, i think the record low for san francisco tomorrow is 40. that will be in jeopardy and there will be some freezing temperatures near golden gate park. i'm pretty sure on that. we'll see clear skies today unless you are up in the sierra nevada. there's plunging cold temperatures up in the northern plains. 7 in denver this morning. windchill, 20, 30 below. bitterly cold. this is what we're keeping an eye on for late friday/saturday. we could see snow levels way down. it depend when it comes together. but something to bear watching as we head to friday. 20s inland. highs today, 50s or upper 40s for some. there will be 40s up in mendocino and lake county. temperatures will stay very, very cool. here we go. i had two temperatures.
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52 brentwood. but their low is like 40 because of the breeze. 50s for some. these will be soft or low 50s for many. they may not be there long. extended outlook, it will be colder tomorrow morning. clouds increase. rain turning to snow and then cold on sunday. >> all right. we're gonna go live to the sierra via skype. we'll have that coming up. all right. lessons learned from detroit's bankruptcy. how a court ruling in michigan could affect us here in california. and the efoost, to -- efforts to save dozens of whales stranded in the florida yev glaze.
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happening now in florida, wildlife experts are watching this -- those are whales down there. dozens of stranded pilot whales in the florida everglades. they are about 30 miles
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offshore. some have already died. they are not sure why they went into the shallow waters, but there they are. the experts are trying to keep them wet during the low tide and hoping they will somehow make it back out to deeper waters at high tide. 7:54. one group of folks you won't find complaining about the cold weather, skiers and snowboarders who are itching for a trip to the sierra. claudine wong joins us live with more. >> reporter: good morning. yes. this tahoe resort is pretty happy about the cold weather. a handful opened last weekend before the thanksgiving holiday. we're talking minimal runs and snow coverage. the cold weather could help change that, get more resorts and get more runs opened. if you are thinking about heading to the mountains. make sure to throw the chains in the car. this is what it looked like when the crew went up. there is a winter stormwatch in effect. interstate 80. caltrans says chains are
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required on us 50 except for those on four wheel drav. from twin bridges to meyers. once you get there, you are in for a treat. joining us is brook. >> good morning. it's gorgeous. we're blowing snow. i'm standing out here in negative 4 degrees just to show you how much i love you. >> reporter: negative 4. it looks cold. i'm thinking that you probably have the snow making conditions going in addition to what mother nature is dropping down. >> we do. the last storm we got about 10 inches. the great news, we have one of the biggest snow making systems. so with the low temperatures, this is exactly where it needs to be for snow making. we're gone keep going on through the holidays. >> everyone is talking about the dry weather. we're looking at video that you got from yesterday. how big of a difference is this making on the mountain?
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you know, for those people who were up last weekend verses thinking about going up last weekend? >> this is the area between the village. you can see that we have a lot more coverage right down here. we're blowing snow. you can see the snow guns blowing behind me. this extra snow. the extra cold temperature will allow us to keep opening up so much year. i anticipate opening up new trails every day. >> thank you, brook, for joining us. we appreciate you standing out there in those freezing temperatures force us. >> thank you -- for us. >> thank you. back to the desk. and steve will be watching the temperatures all morning long to help you get ready for your day. you can also go to ktvu.com where you will find an hour-by- hour forecast for the area where you live. look for the weather section at the top of the home page. minus 4. >> can you imagine that? >> that's really cold. it's been a dangerous near for pedestrians on the streets
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of san jose. what police are telling us about the latest tragedy last night involving a cyclist. >> we're live in walnut creek where the cold snap has hit pretty hard. we'll tell you how cold it is and when it will be the coldest next. we still have slow traffic around the bay as we look at 237. it's slow here and also slow in other places. we'll tell you where -- straight ahead.
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good morning. look at that. live pictures, walnut creek. >> , the temperature right now, a bone-chilling 26 degrees in walnut creek. you see it right there. it's only gonna get colder. ktvu's tara moriarty is out there and will have a live report on what's coming up in just a couple of minutes. a man with the tie right there. welcome back. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. a quick look at traffic and weather. steve, you've been telling us for a while that this cold weather has been coming. >> it's a dry cold. 18 cobb mt. there were a couple of -- cobb mountain. there were a couple of teens. a bunch of 20s around the russian river area. many up in the santa cruz mountains.
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ben lomond, 24. menlo park,/palo alto, 29. soquel and santa cruz, 30 degrees. concord, i saw 27. novato, 27. santa rosa, 31. 32 pacifica,/half moon bay. 32. that's pretty cold. and san jose made it to 34. there were a lot of low 40s in san francisco. i think tomorrow morning we might set a record low. i think the record is 40 in san francisco. freeze warning was salinas valley and the north bay. tomorrow we'll be in on that. it will be sunny today. that's the good news. there's a fast-moving system coming right down. you can see where that may give us extremely low snow levels on friday. we'll keep track of that. today, sunny and tonight and tomorrow will be colder. highs today, upper 40s, mainly low 50s. here's sal. we're getting reports of trouble around the bay area. the south bay commute, where northbound 280 looks pretty
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good driving up to the -- to the 17 interchange and there goes the train. it's a caltrain, inbelieve. and traffic will be -- i believe and traffic will be moving along on the freeways and also on the caltrain system. taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, the traffic here is moving along okay. there are no major problems if you are driving on the westbound bay bridge. it's about a 15, 20-minute delay. there's a crash on 101 northbound and southbound also is also affected. it's reported as northbound 101 near woodside road. a motorcycle crash. we're getting word the traffic is coming to a standstill in this area. but spwund 101 is a mess. if you can use 280 it might be a longer way, you will be in much better commute conditions on 280 instead of 101. 8:02. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. happening now, many parts of the bay area starting to thaw out from freezing overnight temperatures.
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as steve just told us, even colder temperatures are on the way. tara moriarty is live in walnut creek, where temperatures as we can see there, 26 degrees. must be really chilly out there, tara. >> reporter: it is. it's cold. i posted 0 that on twitter -- i posted that on twitter. the 26-degree sign. definitely cold. steve said it was dry out there. no moisture. but i kind of wish there was so we could get some snow. might as well as long as we're brifern -- braving the cold temperatures. a lot of frost on the cars at the car dealership down the road. the south bay will see cold temperatures as well. the chilliest weather is yet to come. tonight and early thursday morning. some people that we spoke to are still adjusting to the cold snap. >> i saw a guy with flip-flops on this morning. >> only in walnut creek. only in walnut creek you see that. but no, you know what? it's nice. we have the nice summers and now we're in the nice winter.
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yes, it's very cold. >> reporter: homeless shelters are packed this week, especially in santa rosa, where there are an estimated 1,000 homeless people. steve says that we could even see some snow in the higher elevations like mt. diablo and mount hamilton. but of course, that won't come until the weekend when we get moisture. live from walnut creek, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. the bay area hills may see some snow this weekend. tara was hoping for that. the national weather service says higher elevations may get a dusting of snow on saturday and sunday morningings. the same -- mornings. the sierra could dump a foot of snow. freezing cold temperatures can pose a danger to plants. plants should be taken indoors or covered with a special blanket or sheet like this. but if it's not a special plant-
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friendly material, it's best to use stakes to make sure the plastic doesn't touch the plants. it's also a good idea to water plants thoroughly because welt soil holds in heat better. farmers are using wind machines to water the soil. so far only 15% of this year's citrus crop has been harvested. steve paulson has been watching the temperatures all morning long to help you get ready for your day. you can also go to ktvu.com where you will find an hour by hour forecast where you live. just look for the weather section at the top of our home page. new this morning -- san jose firefighters still trying to locate an elderly man almost six hours after a fire destroyed his mobile home. it started about 2:00 a.m. near monterey road. katie utehs is live to tell us what firefighters are doing to try to locate that homeowner.
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good morning, katie. >> reporter: good morning, dave. within the last half-hour, crews arrived and installed this fence around the gutted mobile home. firefighters have walked through the home a second time now in the daylight hours and tell me that they've confirmed the elderly man was not home at the time of the fire. and they don't have any contact information for him. so at this point, it's a waiting game to see if he comes home. they say he may be out of town. there's not a lot they can do to try to locate him. let me show you pictures of the fire that show how large the fire got before firefighters arrived. the unit is located at casa mobile home park along monterey road in san jose. people called 911 after seeing smoke and flames from 101. once firefighters contained the fire, they determined that the 70-year-old man was likely not home and, again, confirmed that this morning. neighbors we spoke with say this is actually the fourth fire in recent months.
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two were electrical in nature, the other a palm tree fire sparked by a cigarette. >> i turn off the lights at night and during the day when i'm gone. i just hopefully come home to a house that's fully intact. >> reporter: another neighbor tells me that he helped the elderly homeowner jump-start his car yesterday which may be the last time the homeowner was seen. at this point, the investigators have not determined a cause of the fire. firefighters say this time of year they do see an increase in fires as people use space heaters and their wood stoves to try to stay warm. they want to caution people to be responsible when using space heaters and fireplaces. live in san jose, katie utehs, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:07. a san jose investigation continues into the death last night of a cyclist killed after being hit by a car. it happened about 7:00 as the unidentified man rode his bike
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on vista park drive and branham lane. the man was rushed to the hospital but he died a short time later. the driver of the car did stay at the scene and is cooperating with police. this was san jose's 25th fatality of the year involving a pedestrian or a cyclist. there's a new move in menlo park to protect bike riders were being harassed by drivers. a proposed ordinance will give bike riders and other victims of road rage more access to resources in court. it would also protect other vulnerable people out there on the road like children and disabled people. the menlo park city council could get this proposal by january. 8:08. happening now, a house committee is holding a hearing on problems with the rollout of the new healthcare law. these are live pictures right now of that hearing. many people struggle to sign up for insurance following the initial launch of the national website back in october. but the white house says most problems with the site have been fixed and millions of
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people are expected to sign up for coverage in coming weeks. also this morning, california republicans are defending a website that criticizes the new healthcare law. but democrats say tax payer money should not have been used to create the site. democrats are also saying the website created by republicans and the state assembly looks too much like the real website for the state's healthcare exchanges. that could prevent some users from signing up. the gop site has links to media coverage detailing problems with the rollout of the healthcare law. some legal experts say people in california should pay attention to the provisions of the bankruptcy protection just granted for the city of detroit. the judge in that case ruled that detroit can impose cuts to the pension plans of public employees. that ruling comes as a bankrupt california city, san bernardino, is considering a legal showdown with c. alpirs
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over the public employee pensions. the ruling does not directly affect what happens this california. but -- in california, but experts say it could strengthen san bernardino's case if the city decides to go to court. 8:10. a major break in a case at a bus stop. surprising new information about the palo alto man being held in north korea and the role he played in the korean war. good morning. right now, traffic is moving along relatively well on 680 southbound, but you will see some slow traffic in other parts. we'll let you know where that is straight ahead. a lot of frozen water dog dishes this morning and whatever and we'll have temperatures that will be cold. look at this. announcer ] for those who love sweets
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the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. 8:13. new information about 85-year- old merrill newman of palo alto who has been detained for more than a month in north korea. the san jose mercury news reports during the korean war, newman led a unit of guerrilla fighters. newman reportedly reached out to surviving meles of his former unit before the trip and planned to meet some of them in south korea after he was supposed to leave north korea. the new information comes after north korea released this video
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of newman apologizing for war crimes he committed during the korean war. there's word that dennis rod mand is head -- rodman is heading back to north korea. he will make his third visit to the country on december 18th to help train the north korean baseball team for a game in january. on his last trip in february, he watched a basketball game sitting next to the leader, kim jung un. it's been determined that yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisoned. french investigators say new test results rule out poisoning. this contradicts a swiss lab report that he was poisoned. arafat's widow still thinks her husband's death was a political assassination. arafat died in 2004 in a french hospital. the family of nelson mandela say he's putting up a courageous fight but is still
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very, very ill. in september, the former south african president was released from a hospital after being treated for a recurring long infection. he's been getting home-based medical attention since getting owg of the hospital. his family says he's strong and courageous despite being very ill. 8:14. a new study shows there's a silent film crisis. the library of congress reports 70% of all feature-length silent films made in america are lost. the study blames neglect and decay during the last century. about 11,000 silent films were made in the u.s. between 1912 and 1930. only 14% still exist in their original film format. toys 'r' us has agreed to a settlement after being sued for overcharging some customers. the giant toy store chain will pay nearly $180,000 to settle with los angeles, san diego and venture raw counties.
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the -- ventura counties. the lawsuit claims they were told to pay more than the shelf price. toys 'r' us is not admitting to any wrongdoing. sonoma county's district attorney said she will not rush an investigation into the shooting death of 13-year-old andy lopez by a sheriff's deputy. lee pez was killed november 1st in santa rosa. opportunity eric gelhaus says he was carrying an air soft bb gun that looked like an assault rifle. last night about 150 protesters rallied outside a re-election event for the district attorney. she says the investigation will be based on justice, not politics. hayward police say a 16- year-old boy shot and killed last month in a hayward park died trying to help a young girl. police say christopher prisinos stepped in to defend a teenaged
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girl being threatened by two suspected gang members. both of those suspects are now charged with murder. prisinos was a father of a 6- month-old son. his family said he planned to become a paramedic and had just received his cpr certify dation. two elite runners from kenya will participate in a first u.s. marathon this sunday there's to the kindness of a complete stranger. $9,000 was raised online to fly the men two san francisco through a new organization he started. he said he was inspired by the elite runners who come from a small town with running water or electricity. they will be running the marathon in sacramento. first they will be treated to a shopping spree in san francisco later today. >> the people are really
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friendly. people are really welcoming. >> he found the two men on facebook after reading about their story on facebook and will fly back to kenya on december 12th. really inspiring story. >> what a great story. sal's back. you don't even have to run, sal. >> i don't. hey, you guys, i just got an an leart from the a.p. -- an alert from the a.p. mike tomlin was just fined $100,000 for that little dance -- >> i knew it -- i didn't think it would be that bad. >> that's according to the associated press. we'll probably mention it again. you have to video. i think we'll show it to you. let's take a look now at some of these live pictures as you drive to the bay bridge. look. improvement. this is great coming up to the toll plaza. if you have been waiting until now, i think you will be very happy. i think this will start to
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happen. in my many years of reporting, i can say people start to take vacations, schools start letting out and we start to see clearing early and we start to tee -- we start to see light conditions as we get closer to christmas. san mateo bridge, moderately heavy. not as windy as yesterday. the traffic is moving alongock. if you are driving the san mateo or the dumbarton bridge, when you get to 101, it's slow. 101 is not in good shape. let's go to steve. all right. clear skies, severe clear, beautiful day. chilly here this morning, is it not? a lot of 20s, a lot of 30s. many people sending in pictures. this is from morgan hill. i know who this is but i'll not going to say. i saw temperatures in morgan hill of 26, 30 and 33 degrees. there's widespread frost all over the place. a lot of people sending me pictures of the bird baths and
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the dog dishes frozen. temperatures are cold. they will be colder tomorrow. what? yes, tomorrow they will be colder. it will be sunny and cool today even tomorrow. there is a little breeze that's held up a few locations. napa county and the east bay as well. turning cloudy friday. there looks to be very low snow levels late friday into sunday. cobb county, 18 degrees. petaluma, 2 reports of 22. ben lomond, 24. scotts valley, a bun of them -- bunch of them. menlo park 29. soquel, 30. 20s all over the place unless you have a puff of a breeze. livermore, 40s. there were a lot of 20s in the north bay. we're starting to warm up. even san jose at 34 degrees. the freeze warning was north bay. tonight we're all in on it except san francisco. i think they could be close to setting the record low which is 40. so for tonight and tomorrow
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we'll have a lot of clear skies. 4 up in tahoe. 16 in reno. 20s mendocino county, lake county as well. colder air moving over the relatively warmer ocean temperatures creating low clouds. that's why that's happening there. there are a few clipping the sierra nevada. but that's it. the system coming down from the north which will be very interesting for rain and maybe some snow. cold this morning. sunny, great visibility, air quality is good. 20s inland. a little breezy at times. again, napa county, some. higher elevations out to the east bay. 48 clearlake. 48 ukiah. low 50s for many. you go from 22. tomorrow will be colder. a lot of low 50s. tomorrow we could see some upper 20s on the coast. it would not surprise me in the least. friday increasing clouds. rain or low snow levels. friday, timing tough. late friday into early saturday, clearing saturday and then cold again sunday.
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>> all right. thank you, steve. 8:21. in tears, the family of a missing 13-year-old pleasanton girl is praying for her safe return. >> tell us what you want for christmas. >> what do you want for christmas? >> 15 minutes from now, the reason her family thinks she disappeared and the note she left behind. and a major airline called for a personal now. what it did to accommodate a college basketball team. )!)a$v)ttttqtt$dt$$p7[8
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8:24. two skydivers collide in midair over phoenix, arizona yesterday. they were killed at a skydiving resort. they were a few hundred feet in the air when they collided. their parachutes collapsed. one died at the scene. the other at the hospital. police say this is the largest skydiver resort in the world. they do about 20,000 jumps a week. 8:25. some passengers flying delta airlines are crying foul because the airlines bumped them in favor of a koch basketball team. on city, a maintenance issue grounded the charter plane. so delta canceled a commercial flight and let the players use that plane instead. about 50 passengers on the commercial flight were forced to make alternative plans. that caused one travel to miss a funeral. >> i don't think a team of any
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kind, the president, maybe, but not a basketball or a baseball or football team, no. >> delta airlines is apologizing and giving vouchers. the florida team lost to connecticut on a buzzer beater, 65-64. 8:25. the north american aerospace defense will show two fighter jets escorting santa claus. the military says it gives it is a more realistic feel. the co-founder for a commercial free childhood says this is kind of out of line to link christmas to the military. u.s. and canadian defense forces have provided santa tracking information on christmas eve since 1955. it's cold outside. the cold weather down here
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means good news for people heading to the sierra. coming up, we'll take you live to northstar. we'll see the conditions there and what you can expect. >> reporter: we're live in milpitas, where police are investigating a possible kidnapping. we just spoke to a new witness who came forward and said she saw the struggle. you'll hear from her. good morning. we're still seeing some slow traffic on some parts of the commute. but there have been some notable improvements. we'll show you where it's clear. a lot of clear skies after a cold, cold morning of the don't forget the pets, folks. remember. it's cold enough for. tomorrow could be colder. i will have details coming up. [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home.
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time now, 8:30. good morning. live pictures from the city of oakland. the temperature right now, i checked with steve, 39 degrees in oakland. not the coldest we've seen. steve says it will get colder by the end of the week. we may even see some snee up in the local mountains. another big issue obviously, the people who don't have a home dealing with the cold weather. we'll talk about that later. good morning. it's wednesday, december 4th. i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic now. steve knows all about this. >> thank you, dave. a very cold one. the temperature should be tolder tomorrow. tonight temperatures will drop fast. it will be a nice day. great visibility. 18 cobb county, 22 petaluma luma, ben low nund, 24. soquel, 30. a few of the temperatures.
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a lot of 20s. freeze warning will be everybody. even had cold temperatures on the coast and i think they will be colder tomorrow. maybe some record lows. freeze warning will include everybody comeapt san francisco for tonight and -- except san francisco for tonight and tomorrow. you can see where everything is coming down out of the north. we're keeping an eye on a system that could give us low snow levels. a little breezy at times for a few, not for all. a lot of upper 40s or very low 50s. here's sal. all right. we're just learning that b.a.r.t. has some mechanical issues on a train between orinda and rockridge. i just got off the phone with b.a.r.t. dispatcher. he said the trains will have to go around this train. i'm kind of looking at my notes on the screen if you will pardon me. the thing that's going on. they don't know what's causing the mechanical issue. they do know it will be causing delays here on the system. again, a train is having
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mechanical issues between orinda and rockridge causing delays on the line. if you hear of people being delayed from the line, that's what's going on. let's go out to the some like pictures -- live pictures. bay bridge has improved. you can see the traffic is doing very well. no major problems coming through here at the bay bridge. if you are driving, let's say, to 237, there's still some slow traffic trying to get in the valley that way. also on 101. and also when you get to 101 on the peninsula, we've had a couple of fender-benders there is. 101 is not in good shape. at 8:32. let's go back to the desk. we've got an update to the story we've been telling you about since the 10:00 news last night. a new witness has come forward in the case of a possible kidnapping in milpitas at a bus stop. janine de la vega is live in milpitas. you just talked to the witness 45 minutes ago, janine. >> reporter: yes. that woman works in the dental offices here. she just got finished talking
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to police. they were interviewing her. she said she heard a lady screaming and witnessed part of the struggle which occurred near a bus stop here on east calaveras boulevard. that police officer who just interviewed her is now walking around the complex looking for more surveillance video. police spent last night reviewing surveillance video from an a.c. transit bus that captured the struggle between a man and a woman that took place at 6:00 last night. they are trying to use it to help them identify the man or the woman. a bus driver called 911 after witnessing an asian man approach an asian woman sitting at the bus stop that's across from city. he told investigators the man started to physically struggle with her and took her into the bushes at a nearby complex. a chp helicopter searched the area and creek using infrared technology. nobody was found. police are interviewing the woman now. >> i heard a scream and saw a man pushing a woman. it looked like he was grabbing
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her and she was struggling. at that time i thought maybe it was a girlfriend and boyfriend fighting. i didn't know. >> reporter: you saw the bus driver watching? >> i saw the bus driver and a few people watching and they are on their phone. >> reporter: that witness says about ten minutes later, she saw an asian couple walking toward the bus stop coming from the direction of the bushes. she's unsure if it was the same man or woman involved in the struggle since she didn't get a good look hat their faces -- at their faces. police are interviewing her to find out if that's the same couple. officers leb reaching out to other police agencies to see if they have any new missing person cases. at this point, investigators say it appears to be an isolated incident. they are roaring on the side of -- errorring on the side of caution. reporting live from milpitas, ktvu channel 2 news.
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8:34. the one group of folks you won't find complaining about the cold weather, skiers and snowboarders who are just itching for a trip to the sierra mountains. ktvu's claudine wong joins us live with what we can expect from this cold map. >> good morning. if you think it's cold here, can you imagine the frigid conditions in tahoe? this cold snap means more resorts will be opening up for the season. if you are thinking about heading to the mountains, keep this in mind -- take a look at your screen. those are the conditions that people faced yesterday. throw those chains in your car. when our ktvu crew went up there, they found winter-like conditions. there's a stormwatch in effect for the weekend. chains are required on u.s. 50 from twin bridges to meyers unless you have a four-wheel drive with snow tires. once you get through, you are in for a treat. we talked to a northstar spokesperson who braved cold temperatures to give us a look
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at the conditions. >> it is gorgeous. we're blowing snow. i'm standing out here in negative 4 degrees. it's exactly what we've wanted. >> negative 4. well, this is a look at northstar yesterday. skiers and snowboarders took advantage of the early snow. the amount of snow in this next system determines if resorts like sugar bowl will be able to open. last year the season came in like a lion but went out like a lamb. a lot of disappointment at the back end of the season last year. we'll try to enjoy this early start. tori? >> thank you. church groups in the south bay will be handing out blankets to the homeless. overnight temperatures are dropping in the 30s. starting at 5:30 this evening, the emergency blanket giveaway will take place in a parking lot across from happy hollow park in san jose. more than 7600 people are living on the streets in santa clara county. and steve paulson has been watching the temperatures all morning long to help you get ready for your day. you can also go to ktvu.com
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where you will find an hour by hour forecast for the area where you live. just look for the weather section at the top of our home page. 8:36. they are searching in idaho for dale smith and his family. on sunday, smith was flying his plane, accompanied by his two children and their spouses when the plane went missing over a rural part of central idaho. air traffic controllers say smith report resident engine trouble while -- reported having engine trouble while flying over idaho. he owns serial tech. his business partner says everyone at the company is waiting for word. >> it's been a couple of days now. the longer this goes on, the more worrisome it gets the we're still hopefull. we're still hopefull. >> yesterday, the searchers detected a faint signal from the plane's transponder but have not been able to pinpoint the exact location. a family in pleasanton is asking for help in finding a 13-
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year-old girl who walked out of her home early sunday morning. police tell ktvu their concern because of her age and because she was last seen with three males. investigators say they got a tip last night from a friend of anna elizarraras. according to the tip, the 8th grader may be in the san jose area. her father said she left a note apologizing for causing trouble. >> it's not your fault. it's not anybody's fault. we just want you back at home. >> ana's family said she was bullied on social media and is currently enrolled in independent studies. police say she's not made contact with any friends or family on social media which she normally uses often. she's 5'5", weighs about 130 pounds. she has black hair and brown eyes. she was last seen getting into a four-door coupe. the car is a newer moldle and
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is dark brown. anyone with information is asked to call pleasanton police. happening right now, president obama is speaking at an event in washington, d.c. hosted by the center for american progress. talking about the economy and the income gap between rich and poor. let's listen in. >> would let you buy a home and a car, maybe a vacation once in a while, healthcare, reliable pension. for others it meant going to college. in some cases, maybe the first in your family to go to college. it meant graduating bought taking on loads of debt and being able to count on advancement through a vibrant job market. now, it's true that those at the top, even in those years claimed a much larger share of income than the rest. the top 10% took home about one- third of our national income. but that kind of inequality took place in a dynamic market
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economy where everyone's wages and incomes were growing. and because of upward mobility, the guy on the factory floor could have his kid around the company some day. but starting in the late '70s, this social compact began to unravel. technology made it easier for companies to do more with less. eliminating certain job occupations. a more competitive world let companies ship jobs anyway. as good manufacturing jobs headed offshore, workers lost their leverage, jobs paid less and offered fewer bent fits. >> you've been listening live to to president obama saying the inincome and equality and
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shrinking in equality. about is .3 un-- about 1.3 unemploited americans could lose their jobless when fits -- benefits. the emergency benefits are set to expire at the end of the year unless congress agrees on an extension. that does not seem likely especially since so many republicans are against it. the insurance kicks in for those workers who use up the standard six months of state- funded compensation. we're following breaking news right now in solano county. a house in vacaville has gone up in flames. this is happening on serenity hill road. we're told everyone got out safely. we're sending a ktvu crew to the scene. they will give us a live report coming up in a few minutes. 49er stans will get a little extra, more -- fans will
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get a little extra on sunday. find out what the seahawk fans are planning at candle still work
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[ female announcer ] do you have enough pillsbury crescents? good news this morning. u.s. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year. 250,000. americans ramped up new home buying in october. 25%. that's the biggest increase since 1980. taking a live look at the big board, the numbers are kind of up and down a little bit. there's concern that this good news could mean the end of the economic stimulus. the dow is flat. s&p is also flat and the nasdaq is up 5. 8:45.
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let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you. investigators still at the seen scene of an early-morning fire at a san jose mobile home park. this started near monterey road. luckily, no one was hurt. however, fire crews are still looking for a man in his 70s who lived in that burning mobile home. however, they don't think he was home at the time of the fire. a san jose investigation goes on into the death last night of a bicyclist killed after being hit by a car. this happened on vista park drive and branham lane. the driver of the car stayed there at the scene and is cooperating with police. in case you didn't know it, it's cold. look at that. 26 degrees in walnut creek this morning. temperatures fell in the 20s in many parts of the bay area. it may get colder tonight. that may hurt some crops. it may make some pipes burst. higher elevations may even see a dusting of snow this weekend.
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accreditation issues and dropping enrollment numbers, just a couple of hits facing city san francisco of san francisco. brian flores is live from the college this morning with rehacktion from students -- reaction from students. >> reporter: that reaction is mixed. some students say the accreditation issue have affected things like getting classes. others remain hopeful that things will work out. according to an article in the examiner this morning, they found enrollment down here by 26% at the same time last year. some students say they simply can't afford this. a lack of printed schedules has led to enrollment dropping but i also spoke to a college teacher who helped out with the scheduling and say there's more classes being offered in students check online. the other factor, a crede dation issue. a faculty voted on this because
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it didn't meet the standards. the college says they are accredited. >> many lower-income and des enfrance chised people wouldn't have an education if it -- des enfranchised people -- disenfranchised people wouldn't have an education if it weren't for this college. i'm a felon. >> i feel like the mood has become more dejected. we're seeing fewer people here during the day. although it's still quite difficult to get the classes we need to get. we're both trying to transfer to other programs next year. >> meantime, the commission itself is facing challenges. it's coming from a series of lawsuits and injunctions. the late one coming last month from the union asking to block the commission's decision and there's also another one filed in august by city attorney
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herrera. we're expecting a hearing scheduled for next month. the department of education released a report stating that the commission has not received educator confidence which is a requirement. meantime, the college is moving ahead with the website where you can keep track of the accreditation process. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:49. the education department meanwhile has created an online tool kit to help parents find information about financial aid for college. it's one of several new measures to help make the college application process easier for parents. the tip congress found on the department of edge -- the tip can be found on the department of education website. breaking news in oakland. it has to do with a b.a.r.t. train. sal? >> it's a mechanical issue,
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brake issues. the train kept locking up brakes. some of the smoke from the train kept coming into -- let me just get rid of this. hold on for a moment. move it over to the b.a.r.t. station here at the rockridge station. i'm moving it as i speak. it's right about here. the b.a.r.t. station at rockridge. there is a train coming in that has smoking brakes. it's arriving at the rickridge station. the -- rockridge station. the train had some of the smoke from the dragging wheel escaping into the car. several people have tweeted me saying what's going on? no one has told us anything. my wife is scared. those kind of tweets. oakland fire department has several units waiting for this train to arrive at the rockridge station. in fact, college avenue underneath the state is completely full of fire. stay with ktvu. we'll find out what's going on.
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hopefully this is a thing of smoke, a little bit of smoke coming into the cars and no one is seriously injure -- injured. we don't know. let's go to the toll plaza. the traffic is lighter than usual. it has cleared out nicely. to steve. clear skies, cold. great visibility. i mean, it's brisk. it's refreshing. the air quality is good. it's cold. it will get colder tonight and tomorrow. sunny, cool today. breezy for some. turning cloudy friday afternoon and evening. rain looks likely here and low snow levels, i think late, late friday, early saturday. from teens to 30s. the teens are up in the county. soquel, 30. ben lomond, 24. a little breeze helped napa county and parts of the east bay as help.
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but the windchill at the napa airport is 24. even though you get a breeze, it's still cold. had 44 sfo, i think. there were some cooler readings. they will be colder tonight. the freeze warning will take effect for everybody excluding san francisco. there will be brisk temperatures in the city tomorrow. i think west portal was the coldest at 39. colder air moving over the relatively warmer ocean temperatures creating a few clouds. i think zero in truckee. 26 ukiah. there will be a lot of 20s. look how everything has carved itself out of the west. you think it's cold here. go to the rockies. they have windchills well below zero. system coming out of the north. it looks like it's making a b- line for us. cold this morning. it will be sunny. that's the good news. 20s inland. a little breezy for a few. not for all. 40s for some and then 50s for others. but tomorrow you can shave off about 2, 4 degrees on some of
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these highs. some areas will struggle to get to 49 to 50. a few low 50s. they will be widespread frost. don't forget your pets. bring them in if you have any plants. cover them up. cold morning. sunny, increasing clouds. rain to snow, maybe late friday into early saturday. it's gone saturday afternoon. cold sunday morning. >> all right. 8:53. ktvu is proud to be teaming up with the red cross to help the victims of typhoon haiyan. with the help of our partners, ktvu will match every dollar you donate up to $40,000. all of the money will go to the red cross. if you want to help, go to ktvu.com. look for the information on our home page. and more on this hour's breaking news. sal just mentioned it. a brake problem on a b.a.r.t. train in oakland causing some smoke and we'll have an update dash coming up -- we'll have an update -- coming up. i love watching tv outside.
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[ male announcer ] discover the world of nespresso breaking news. let's go right to newschopper2 where 300 people have been evacuated from the rockridge b.a.r.t. station as oakland fire waits for a train to come in that had smoke coming into the cars. now we're getting word that several people are complaining of smoke inhalation. this is just from tweets and from reports from the oakland fire department, police radios. fire crews are up there on the platform waiting for a train to
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get in. we also were told that someone on one of the cars heashed the announcement -- heard the announcement that they are sending a rescue train. the train is inside the tunnel between orinda hills and oakland. you can see the command is set up here at the rockridge b.a.r.t. station. stay with ktvu. this is obviously breaking news. our reporter is just arriving on the scene. we'll let you know more on the noon news or sooner if it warrants it. major delays b.a.r.t -- delays on b.a.r.t. because of this. people are complaining of inhaling smoke. we'll let you know more -- coming up. 49er fans are getting ready for this weekend's big game against seattle at candlestick park. some seattle fans pulled their money and -- pooled their money and will fly a go, hawks banner across the sky from a plane. you can watch the game right
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here. kickoff. 1:25 sunday afternoon. if you are just waking up, it's cold. it will be sunny. but it will be cool. tonight, even colder. freeze warnings for everybody. that's our report for this morning. thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the noon news for more on the breaking news that sal was just mentioning, the problem on a b.a.r.t. train. we're always here for you at ktvu.com, twitter and facebook. thank you for joining us. a subaru...
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